This week's Econ Lunch topic at Troy University is on the gender wage gap. According to BLS statistics, the average woman is paid 77% what her male counterparts are paid. Other reports show that there are more CEOs named John OR David than there are women CEOs, period.
There is no doubt a lot of confusion circling around this statistic. Like the unemployment rate, understanding how it's calculated can shed light on the underlying truth/falseness of the claim.
If you're in the Troy, AL area, come join Dr. Hebert as we discuss this important topic. Links to suggested readings can be found here.